About Residence Life

About Residence Life

Contact Us

Kyle Wych
Director of Residence Life 

Phone: 830-372-8065
Email: reslife@tlu.edu


Housing Options   |    How to Apply for Housing   |    Costs   |    TLU Dining Services   |    Meningitis Vaccination Policy   |    Residence Life Staff

At TLU, learning doesn't stop when you leave the classroom. Our residence halls and apartments are a hub of activity for social and educational programs and events. For many students, the community they come to know and remember is the community they developed with their roommates and suitemates. 

Two-thirds of our students live on campus in our seven residence halls and four on-campus apartment complexes. Each residential living option provides a safe and welcoming environment where students can easily walk to class, Hein Dining Hall, or the fitness center at Jones Sports Complex.

Housing Options

All full-time students are required to live in TLU housing unless they meet one of the following criteria:

  • 21 years of age or older at the beginning of the fall semester
  • Married
  • 90 completed TLU hours at the beginning of the fall semester
  • Commuting from the student’s permanent residence (parent or guardian) that is within a 30-mile radius of the campus

Note: All students/applicants under the age of 18 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis TLU offers students several different styles of living including suites, apartments, and traditional housing with each providing a living and learning environment that supports students’ academic, personal, and social needs and goals.

Residential and co-curricular programming focuses on providing opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom. Many classes also offer service-learning opportunities in addition to the many symposiums, special events, and guest lectures that occur on campus on a regular basis.

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How to Apply for Housing

The application process for housing is simple:

  1. Apply and be accepted to TLU.
  2. Submit your acceptance deposit of $200.
  3. Turn in your shot records including proof of receiving a meningitis shot within the last five years.
  4. Log on to MyTLU to fill out your housing application, roommate matching form, meal plan. The housing contract will be mailed to you by Residence Life.
  5. Beginning June 1, Residence Life will start housing students based on the housing application/roommate matching form submitted online. Housing is based on the date you submit the housing contract.
  6. During Bulldog Basics, students will be notified what building they will be living in. 
  7. After July 4, you can log into MyTLU to check your room, residence hall assignment as well as your roommate’s name, email, phone number, city and state. This allows students to contact each other to discuss what they plan to bring to TLU in the fall.

Being a good roommate and good neighbor is important. The TLU Student Handbook provides valuable information about what students can expect from TLU and, in turn, what TLU expects from students. Students living in TLU housing are expected to be responsible and respectful, and they should expect the same from fellow residents.

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Costs

2014-2015 Housing & Meal Plan Rates
All rates are per semester unless otherwise noted. 

Building Double Occupancy Paid Single Small Single
Centennial, freshman, co-ed $2,700 n/a n/a
Baldus, freshman, co-ed $2,375 $4,155* n/a
Knutson, (junior/senior), co-ed n/a $2000/3500*** n/a
Seguin, (sophomore), co-ed $2,200 $3,850  n/a
Clifton, freshman, co-ed or
Trinity double, (sophomore), co-ed
$2,375 $4,155* $3,375*
Trinity large double, (sophomore), co-ed $2,600 n/a n/a 
Apartment buildings (juniors/seniors) 4 person 2 person  
Brandes, Kramer, Lange, Steger
(apartments # 3-8) (efficiency)
$2,150 $3,765  
Linne Renger Strunk^ (full)
Brandes, Kramer, Lange, Steger (apartments # 1&2)
$2,400 $4,200  
Glazener Apartments n/a $3,800  
Bogisch Family Housing ** n/a $3,800  

*First-time freshman students are not allowed to have single rooms.
**Bogisch units are offered by unit rather than by bed.
^Strunk is a 12-month contract building.
*** Knutson single rate of $2000 is based on a student having meal plan A, B or C. A single rate of $3500 is based on a student having meal plan D. There is no kitchen to cook food. 

Meal Plans Semester Year
(A) Carte Blanche $2,190 $4,380
(B) 15 Meals/Week $1,920 $3,840
(C) 10 Meals/Week $1,920 $3,840
(D) 40 Meals/Semester $730 $1,460

Meal plan A, B come with $150 Dining Dollars per semester. Meal plan C comes with $250 Dining Dollars pers semester. Meal plan D comes with $450 Dining Dollars per semester. Dining Dollars can be used in Hein Dining Hall or Lucky's Kennel.

Note: Students residing in the residence halls must select among Meal Plans A, B, and C. Students residing in the apartments may select among Meal Plans A, B, C, and D, or may select to not purchase any meal plan. The student may change the selected meal plan without penalty up to and including the first official day of class. No changes may be made in meal plans after the first official day of class. All meal plan changes must be made in writing to the Residence Life Office. The Meal Plan Change form is located on the MY.TLU portal under the Residence Life forms tab. Notices submitted to offices other than the Residence Life Office will not be recognized and/or honored.

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TLU Dining Services

Hein Dining Hall
Students enjoy a wide variety of fresh, healthy options in addition to college favorites. Our newest addition, the salad bar, offers fresh fruit and toppings. Chef Ernest Servantes, winner of Food Network’s Chopped Grill Masters, creates new entrees just for TLU students. Everything at Hein is all-you-can-eat, so students can fill up on hot home-style entrees, freshly baked pizza and pasta, fresh-baked deli sandwiches, homemade soups, cage free eggs and ice cream before heading to class or hitting the books.

Lucky's in the Alumni Student Center
TLU's "snack bar" features retail restaurants, such as World of Wings and Sandella's Flatbread Cafe, and grab and go selections from Simply To Go.

Tschoepe Hall Cafe
Grab a Starbucks coffee or latte and a Simply To Go sandwich, salad or snack to start off the day or in between classes.

For more details and hours of operation, visit www.tludining.com.

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Meningitis Vaccination Policy

In order to comply with state law, TLU requires that all new students, including transfer and readmissions, be immunized against bacterial meningitis (MCV4). The vaccination must have been given during the 5 year period preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of the first semester enrolled. Students age 22 and over are exempt from this law. Students applying for on-campus housing should check with the Office of Residence Life regarding the need to have proof of immunization before making a housing reservation. 

Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes an official record from a state or local health authority, or school record, or physician’s office; including signature or stamp of practitioner and month/day/year of vaccination. Documentation should be sent to TLU Enrollment Services, 1000 W. Court St., Seguin, TX, 78155 or faxed to 830-372-8096.

A student has the right to claim exemption if the student submits (1) an affidavit or certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that, in the physician's opinion, the vaccination would be injurious to the health of the student; or (2) an affidavit signed by the student stating that the student declines the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. A conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services must be used for on-campus students. A version of the form for off-campus students only may be downloaded here. This form must be notarized.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that meningococcal disease strikes up to 3,000 Americans, killing 300 people a year. Up to 15 percent of those with the disease may suffer long-term permanent disabilities including hearing loss, limb amputations and brain damage.

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Residence Life Staff

Area Coordinators (AC) are full-time employees who reside in the residence halls in an apartment. An AC typically has a master’s degree in higher education administration or a related field. The AC is the day-to-day manager of the residence hall and helps facilitate a learning environment for the students. The AC position is a 12-month, live-in position.

Resident Assistants (RA) are full-time upper-class students who live on the student floors and are employed by Residence Life. RAs help provide programming for the residents throughout the academic year. Students who have lived on campus for at least one semester are eligible to apply for a RA position. The application and selection process is in the spring of each year.